My Tivaevae

Progress > Pretty

I wanted to set up my camera with good light and take a pretty photo because that’s what ya do for the gram, right? 🤷🏽‍♀️

But also, who has time for that?! Not I! At least, not right now. Right now my life is teaching prep and writing a survey for work and editing wedding videos and showing up for my family+friends and my community and and and and…

Tivaevae is a handful of high value minutes to step away from the computer. An invitation to try to remember how to breath. To get out of the ephemeral digital spaces, the mind palace, and return myself back here to time and space. Getting grounded with my needle.

No pretty photos today. Just a quick snap I wanted to share with a cousin, and now you. ✌🏽

Melodie is the director and producer of Spirit of Tivaevae. Born in New Zealand to a Cook Islander father and American mother, Melodie was raised in the United States. Her family background gives her a unique perspective on being a Pacific Islander raised outside the culture.